These Water Tables Provide Hours of Fun for Toddlers — and a Much-Needed Break for Parents
by Bethany Braun-Silva
We know trips to the beach may be hard to come by this year, but water fun doesn’t have to be. Investing in a water table brings the water to you and is a fun way to spend a hot summer day outside. A water table is an interactive toy that houses several different ways of playing with water. From spinners to water shooters to wavemakers, a water table can teach kids about cause and effect and leave them feeling like little scientists, pirates or explorers.
Kids love playing and splashing with water, and water tables give kids an engaging sensory activity that provides hours of entertainment. Water tables also help develop toddlers’ hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Additionally, several models teach kids about the flow of water and its mechanics, so they can get a jump on STEM learning before heading to school in the fall! Water tables encourage imaginative play, and because they are jam-packed with toys, accessories, and many different features, they can hold attention for a long time.
Parents love water tables because they don’t require much on our part. Set it up, add water, and watch from the sidelines as your kid has a blast. Just make sure they’re slathered in sunscreen, as they’ll likely be playing for a while.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite water tables below. Happy splashing!